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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that fails to win: the losers of the game.
  • n. One who takes loss in a specified way: a graceful loser; a poor loser.
  • n. One that fails consistently, especially a person with bad luck or poor skills: "losers at home seeking wealth and glory in undeveloped countries” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
  • n. One that is bad in quality: That book is a real loser.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who fails to win.
  • n. Someone who loses in a specified manner.
  • n. Someone with bad luck or poor skills who consistently loses.
  • n. Something of poor quality.
  • n. A person of unhappy circumstances.
  • n. A contemptible or unfashionable person.
  • n. Someone that has lost weight. (a recent term, originally from Kelloggs, but now has come from NBC show "The Biggest Loser")

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who loses.
  • n. A person who is habitually unsuccessful at some endeavor, such as employment or personal relationships.
  • n. A plan or strategy unlikely to succeed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who loses, or is subjected to loss; one who fails to win, gain, or keep.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a gambler who loses a bet
  • n. a contestant who loses the contest
  • n. a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

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  • "Soy un perdedor
    I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me?"

    January 10, 2007